A great ride to honor wounded Veterans. It has been way over 20 years since I served in the Navy and I have never really been much of a Veteran rah-rah but my recent involvement with Team RWB and being out there today made me especially proud of the collective Veteranism present. CLICK TO READ MORE!
I have done many things in my life and been to faraway places. But, the past five years living in Las Vegas I have been exposed to brave new worlds. It started out with world class trail-running and then open-water swimming year-round at Lake Mead followed up by the “new black” – triathlons. Not sure how I stumbled on the this wacky group of cyclocross racers but immediately I was drawn to the un-natural mixed mediums whereas racing jockey’s are on something that looks like a road bike.
“Cyclo-cross (sometimes cyclocross, CX, CCX, cyclo-X or ‘cross’) is a form of bicycle racing. Races typically take place in the autumn and winter (the international or “World Cup” season is October–February), and consists of many laps of a short (2.5–3.5 km or 1.5–2 mile) course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles requiring the rider to quickly dismount, carry the bike while navigating the obstruction and remount”.
Many of the local riders have ridden or ride professionally but any loosely assembled group had a nice mix of novices. Last year I had never heard of Cross Vegas and this year it will probably be the most interesting racing circuit I have seen up close first hand. The copy below comes from the Cross Vegas website and I would highly encourage any Vegas locals to come out next year. A ton o’ fun for the entire family to watch! CLICK TO READ MORE!